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Jo Churchill MP visits the University

22 Nov 2016 10:15AM

The Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds has visited the University of Suffolk.

Jo Churchill, MP, visited the James Hehir building on Ipswich’s Waterfront meeting students and academics.

During the visit she heard more about two pieces of equipment used in sports psychology that are unique throughout the south east of England.

Jo wore the cap for the Eego Sports Model of ANT-Neuro. The equipment is used for measuring and recording the electrical activity of the brain (Electroencephalography, or else EEG) of physically active participants. Its portability can support sport and other performers at their unique environment emphasising the neuronal characteristics of success over less ideal performance states. Eego Sports Model is one of only a few in the country supporting this type of measurement.

The second piece of equipment that Jo used and performed was the ‘Determination Test’ of the Vienna Test System made by Schuhfried. This measures both executive and controlling cognitive functioning related to focused attention, anticipation, eye-hand-foot coordination, stress tolerance, personality tests, memory, visual perception, reaction ability and anticipation of movement. Additionally, Vienna Test System supports validated and normed IQ test as well as various staff development, testing and support packages aiming to enhance workforce productivity and well-being. Vienna Test System is a unique piece of equipment in Southeast England.

Jo said “It was a pleasure to visit, for the second time, the new University of Suffolk and to meet the students and staff conducting some truly ground-breaking work, particularly in the life science area. As the UK's newest University, Suffolk is already making its mark for quality higher education, open and accessible admission and first class communication with regional businesses and industry. With a commitment to building aspiration and life-long learning, the university is truly an asset to Suffolk.”

Richard Lister, Vice-Chancellor of the University added “We are the University for the County of Suffolk and it was a pleasure to welcome Jo Churchill here and to have her engaging strongly with what we are trying to deliver.”

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